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their shots, fair and unfair at president obama and his administration. but by any viewing this was not a good week for the president. second terms always have their rough patches but history shows they can be overcomed and mr. mr. obama has never shied from a crisis. however the usually hands-on president seemed unaware of problems, and in one case just plain left out of the loop. what is a leader looking towards a legacy to do about it? >> as software glitches on the affordable care act website persist, and allied nation phone following comes to line. the president was on a high seen as above that particular political fray, but it didn't last long. according to a journal pol poll just 42% of americans approve of the president's job performance, an all-time low for president obama, indicating frustration with how he's leading the country . the signature policy the affordable air act launched. frustrated users and members of congress are pushing for answers. >> healthcare reform in this state was a success. it doesn't mean that it was perfect right away. there were early problems to solve. the
kennedy's assassination, as you saw, president obama giving out awards that jfk created. ♪ >>> congress taking another look at the problems surrounding president obama's signature healthcare reform law. this time taking a look on the impact on small business. >> i want to provide health insurance for my employees and their families, but we have been doing it for 15 years since i bought the company, but now because it is so high, our plan in effect is not viable, because it's not affordable. >> this hearing coming one day after a sat -- startling admission that key aspects of the site are still incomplete. the obama administration decided to launch the website october 1st, despite warnings from a consult act. the president says these issues reveal a problem with the way the government builds its websites. >> we probably underestimated the complexities of building out a website that needed to work the way it should. the way the federal government does procurement and it is just generally not very efficient. >> the site's building sites need to be corrected by january 1st. the obama admin
's role in housing crisis. talks continue in geneva, and today president obama brief key members of the in the, and some u.s. lawmakers are pushing for tougher sanctions against iran. >>> 23 people were killed in suicide attacks. al-qaeda said it was behind the blast. rescuers are still digging through the devastation in illinois as dozens of neighborhoods are leveled by tornadoes. eight people were killed early this week and hundreds of thousands are still without power. an investigation into a deadly attack in the home of a virginia state senator who was injured this morning. hihis son was found dead. >> those are your headlines inside story is next. >> president obama has got a bad case of the aca blues. the prospects for changing the tune and the tone in his second term. that's the "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. more than three years more than a thousand daze left in the obama presidency. despite the wobbly roll out of the affordable care act its way, way too early to predict how it will all turn out. but a new poll in the "washington post" said 70% of americans no
's top stories. president obama is hailing today's move by senate democrats to revise the filibuster move, filibustering has been used to mark many of his judicial nominees senates voted to change the rules now only 51 votes will be needed. rather than 60 to approval judicial posts. delegates from iran and six world powers are back on the negotiating table at this hour, they are said to be reviewing a draft, at the preliminary deal to curb iran's nuclear program. afghan president is urging his country's tribal leaders to approval a security agreement with the united states. that despite the miss trust on both sides. he claims. if a deal is approved some american troops would stay in afghanistan after 2014, and a jury in california has just awarded apple $290 million in the retrial of a patent enfringement case against samsung. the original verdict has given apple more than $1 billion in damages, samsung was found guilty of copying several features from the i-phone. and those are the headlines at this hour. inside story is next on al jazeera america. when you kept get your way, again and a
ability to exercise what little power it had left, to block president obama's judicial nominees. frustrated with the g.o.p.'s long list of obstructive judges and agency heads, the move by the democrats upended 225 years of senate history, and significantly alters the day-to-day operation of the upper chamber. we'll talk about it all on this edition of "inside story." but fist this background. >> the american people believe congress is broken. the american people believe the senate is broken. and i believe the american people are right. at the start of the session, harry reid made history, and called for a rule change that would allow an up or down vote or judicial nominations and executive decisions. >> the change would ensure nominations and up or down vote, on confirmation. yes, no. the rule change will make all nominations other than the supreme court a majority threshold vote. yes or no. the senate is a living thing. and to survive it must change as it has over the history of this great country. to the average american, adapting the rules to make the senate work again is jus
. republicans cuccinelli should have won virginia, why? because obama is very unoh popular in virginia. his popularity dropped by a large number percentage of the vote from 2009 to today. in that situation with obama still unpopular in virginia it should have been an easy republican win. it wasn't because the tea party which is what cuccinelli is closely associated with just doesn't sell in a swing state like virginia. >> let's focus on christie for a second. he has captured the attention of the country. he knows it goes beyond new jersey. here he is on the last night of the campaign. >> you want someone who you elected to office to look you in the eye and tell you the truth even if you don't like the truth being told. that's the jersey way. i know in my heart that what is going to happen tomorrow night is going to send a message not only to everyone in new jersey. tomorrow night america is going to be watching new jersey. >> he calls himself a conservative. most of us see him as a moderate, most analysts do. is that the difference between him and cuccinelli, does the moderate winning of th
to strike in november. oprah knows a reason president obama's policies are struggling - racism. has the first black president been unfairly targeted or is harsh criticism a relating all presidents face. >> and a launch to mars. >> i'm antonio mora, welcome to "consider this," we begin with communities recovering from killer storms - overseas, in the philippines and the midwest. where people struggle to restart their lives after the farm belt was battered. the skies cleared, tornados killed six people in illinois, two in michigan, injured hundreds in 12 states, leaving tens of thousands homeless or without power. here is what it looked like as the twisters descended on the mid west. >> our father who art in heaven. >> all we could hear was glass shattering. >> when we came out it was gone. >> warning. >> the game will be suspended. >> i'm hearing things, we may need to take shelter overseas. >> we do. there. >> those are our two vehicles sitting in the field over there, one of which was inside a garage. >> i'm a little sore, beat up, in shock of all that is happening. i really don't
.c. >> is palmresident obama treated differently to any other president. we saw senate democrats using phil busters to stop george bush's nominees, and delaying by years confirmations by others. >> it is a difference. he is being treated in a different way. the republicans virtually every day that they are here, and they are not here all that many days given the meagre workload of the united states congress, seem to be bent on blocking president barack obama at virtually every turn. here on an issue most constituent don't know about and if they knew wouldn't care. it's a simply politics, trying to block barack obama. it's not to say the republicans are laying down and being a rubber-stamp. what played out is the opposite. as an example, during the term of gw bush, he had six nominees to the same important court. four got through with considerable democratic support. barack obama had five nominees to the court, and four up to this point have been blocked. >> that happened after there was a major deal between democrats and republicans and after substantial phil busters. it wasn't as if the democrats
of president obama's judicial contaminations moving forward. >> dell, republicans block these nominations, and democrats are furious. they say they are non-controversial amroi non-controversial -- appointments. take a listen to senator reid. >> during this congress, the 113th congress, the united states has wasted an unprecedented amount of time on procedural hurdles and partisan obstruction. as a result, the work of this country goes undone. congress should be passing legislation that strengthens our economy, protects american families. instead we're burning wasted hours and wasted days between filibusters. >> so the nuclear option means it would take the simple majority to overcome this filibuster threat. you think about senator rand paul doing a marathon talk session on the senate floor. often it is just the threat of a filibuster that holds up something. this is getting a bit of a derisive response from republican, both because they thought senator reid has been bluffing, but also because they say he is trying to change the conversation from healthcare to this. >> in other words they
and snow. >> president obama says he's optimistic about the agreement on iran's nuclear program and hopes the deal will dismannedle the history of mistrust between iran and the u.s. >> i firmly believe in what president kennedy said - never let us negotiate out of fear, never let us fear to negotiate. i believe that. this diplomacy, backed by unprecedented sanctions on iran brought us the progress achieved this weekend. >> critics in congress says it gives iran too much lee way. it doesn't forbid the country enriching uranium. >> president obama's secretary of state john kerry and other officials describe it as a step towards the ultimate goal, ensuring that rain can never develop a nuclear weapon. there are sanctions in place, an easing of the sanctions to last six months. there are many in congress and elsewhere saying the deal is not enough. many are pushing for more sanction, not fewer sanctions on iran. they sea iran will play the game, parallels are drawn to north korea, coming to the table, getting what they want and going back to previous behaviour. >> ben rhodes is the deputy nat
hit. members of congress and are, also president obama comes out in favor of a minimum wage that will extra money mean some unemployment for others. can a soap opera help a nation heal? we will hear from two of the unusual show's stars. i'm antonio mora. welcome to consider this. high hopes for a break through for world leaders in geneva, the concern is does it give iran too much for too little? president obama is optimistic. >> we don't have to trust them. what we have to do is make sure that there is a good deal in place from the perspective of us verifying what they're doing, we can test it. >> for more i'm johnny damon by trita parsi, the president of the national iranian american council and here in new york is nathan carlson, served with the george w. bush administration, of the group iran. john kerry's trip to geneva, and are sergesergey lavrov is joinie group. do we have a deal? >> we are 90% chance of a deal. particularly folks who got us into iraq complaining about obama doing something that could be problematic, i feel it difficult to believe to be completely fran
to the lawmakers, congress, that president barack obama doesn't have the authority to name this happen and he won't enforce the own law that he wrote. >> if the rules goes into effect is it just kicking the can down the road a year, because the insurance companies could cancel the policies next year and you'd be back to square one. >> right. we'll be in the same situation next year. people will have had a year's warning, but people had warning leading up to this year. i don't think more time to prepare is what the consumers are looking for. again, under the president's plan, if it took effect, they'd be in the same situation, next thing. >> you mentioned the push back from the insurance companies. public officials, the insurance commissioner in kansas. others say it can't be done. jim donno lan, the president of the national association of insurance commissioners and louisiana - these are public officials, not insurance companies and they are saying: >> i guess the question is what happens to the people who had their policies cancelled, if their old insurance companies decide they can't or won't
than those of president obama. and the one president bush. and the ones that do get a vote are confirmed with little if any dissent. so this isn't obstruction on substance, on qualifications, it is just to gum up the works. and this grid lock in congress causes grid lock in much of our systems. you have seen judges across the country, say these are vital vacancies that need to be filled. and this grid lock has not served the cause of justice, in fact, it is undermined it. other the past through weeks senator republicans again denied a yes or no vote, on three highly qualified americans to fill three vacantsies on the second highest court. even though they have to support of a majority of senators. four out of five of mine have been obstructed. the vote today is that a majority of senators belief that enough is enough. the american people's business is far too important, to keep falling prey day after day to washington policies. i am a former senator, we value any duty to advice and consent, we take that very seriously. but -- a few now refuse to treat that duty of advice an
. if the obama administration wants to make sure that iran never builds a bomb a lot more has to happen. that means satisfying iran talks from both sides accidental of the discontent in tehran not to mention the discontent in jerusalem. even the years between iran and it's neighbors and the west , first, this background. >> reporter: word of agreement to the west appeared as a victory to many iranians. crowd chants no war, no sanctions, no insults, no submission as iran's negotiator foreign minister returned to iran a hero . >> this makes iranians proud. thanks to these meetings people have been happy over the last couple of days because they're overcoming their problems. >> reporter: iranians see the agreement as an end to the chokehold of sanctions long endured. >> we're very optimistic with these relations being forged our lives can go back to how they were before. it's very nice and desirable to have relations with other countries after ten years. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry announced over the weekend an agreement in which iran would halt major components of its n
including planned b and ella known as the morning after and week after pills. president obama has defended the contraception mandate portion of the law but the administration has allowed some exceptions. >> it's good for our healthcare system in general because we know the overall cost of care is lower when women have access to contraceptive services. and listen, we recognize that many people have strongly held religious views on contraception. which is why we made sure churches and other houses of worship, they don't have to provide it. they don't have to paid for it. >> when it was announced the supreme court would hear the hop hobby lobby case yesterday, the white house put out a statement. our policy is designed to insure that healthcare decisions are made between a woman and her doctor. the president believes that no one, including the government or for-profit corporations should be able to dictate those decisions to women. over the summer the tenth circuit court of appeals in denver ruled in favor of hobby lobby contending because it's not a publicly traded corporation hobby lobby is
after pills. week after pills. president obama has defended the president obama has defended the contraception mandate portion of contraception mandate portion of the law but the administration the law but the administration has allowed some exceptions. has allowed some exceptions. >> it's good for our healthcare >> it's good for our healthcare system in general because we system in general because we know the overall cost of care is know the overall cost of care is lower when women have access to lower when women have access to contraceptive services. contraceptive services. and listen, we recognize that and listen, we recognize that many people have strongly held many people have strongly held religious views on religious views on contraception. contraception. which is why we made sure which is why we made sure churches and other houses of churches and other houses of worship, they don't have to worship, they don't have to provide it. provide it. they don't have to paid for it. they don't have to paid for it. >> when it was announced the >> when it was announced the supreme
will help end the grid lock on president obama's judicial nominations. he hailed them this afternoon. >> today's count of obstruction, it just isn't normal. it's not what our founders envisions. it is a deliberate determined effort, no matter where the merits just to fight the results of an election, is not normal. and for the sake of future generations we can't let it become normal. >> libby casey joins us now with more on this grid lock busting vote. lick by, there is plenty of reaction. >> yeah, a big day on capitol hill. the rest of the country is scratching their head saying what is this situation, it can sound very dramatic. and in some ways it is, because it is the fundamental change in the way business is done in the senate. usually it takes 60 votes to overcome a threat, but what senator reid did today is he said nope, we are going to go with just a simple majority. the woman after the heart of this, patricia millet, she was a judge that was a nominee for the district circuit court, and so senator reed said if republicans are going to hold up the nomination we will move forw
human rights. the report comes months after president obama reiterated his promise to close down the prison. >> the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best as they can. but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? >> reporter: the president's renewed effort to push congress towards the camp's shutdown was spurred by a long time detainee hunger strike. at the height of the protest, 106 men refused food and as many as 46 from forced fed. forced feed something a technique typically used for six patients having trouble heating. using into you bashan is painful, especially for an unwilling patient. >> it requires some force to be able to insert the tube into the thousand. sometimes you can use some an thes anesthesia to put it in. but it doesn't mean that it's humane . >> reporter: guantanamo bay's detention center follows a federal code of conduct which does not allow prisoners to die in its custody. when al jazeera reached out on the latest report, the pentagon responded healthcare providers at task force at guantanamo routinely better care than
and a half president obama set to speak to tribal leaders. they're in washington to discuss several important issues including education, healthcare and protecting native lands. more than a dozen cabinet secretaries are going to be at that meeting. why is this event so significant? >> well, president obama has been having these white house tribal nation conferences for five years. this sort of thing just wasn't happening. oftentimes when the federal government talked to tribes, tribes felt it was a talking down to, rather than face-to-face meetings where they could have an conversation. the white house is trying to change that and they've established a council on native american affairs. but many officials acknowledge that there are painful past that is have to be made up for. >> today, today we declare that we must never forget, we must never deny the injustice that for decades upon decades was inflicted on native peoples. we affirm that this painful past has risen to self determination. >> attorney general eric holder addressed violence in indian country something very important to many tri
obamacare seems to have become obama scare for the democrats. right now, the numbers of people participating in the affordable care act are well below expectations, just over 49,000 people have signed on through the 12 state based exchanges. around 3% of the enrollment target in those states. perhaps 40,000 to 50,000 have signed up through the federal government. meanwhile, 440,000 signed on for medicaid through obamacare. it's a huge imbalance that tilts the program toward delivering more subsidized health care which would drive up the cast for most other americans. president obama is pressured to make changes, so americans who want to keep their current health insurance will be able to as he promised they could on the campaign trail. the latest nudge came from former president clinton. >> i permanently believe, even if it takes changing the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got. >> an illinois senator dick durbin agreed in part, telling cnn, we need to look at the political reality and be open to constr
bill clinton said president obama should make sure people keep their insurance policies if they want to. >> hawaii's legislature passed a bill approving gay marriage and the governor is expected to sign it. the university of hawaii said the law will boost tourism by $217 million over two years. >> new york city's one world trade at 1776 feet, it has been declared the tallest in america. that's the news at this hour. consider this is up next. you can get the latest on >> desperation is growing by the hour in the philippines five days after enduring the terrifying typhoon. survivors are struggling to get food and water. consider this, with so much death and destruction, what is happening with the hampered relief efforts. >> is bill clinton undermining the white house on health care? we'll look at the building tensions in the democratic party over obamacare. >> is the new face of alcoholism female? the surprising number of women who are struggling with the bottle and its terrible consequences. >> welcome to consider this. we begin with obamacare, and the issues that are happ
that performs late-term abortions. >> president obama is under pressure over the health care law. a report saying the administration new of flaws last spring. at a hearing on capitol hill the top official said 30% has not been built. republicans say is a security risk who try to enrol. >> tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the gettysburg address. thousands of people honoured the address. president obama said he sometimes walks to lincoln's office to look at the original copy. >> those are the headlines, "consider this" is up next on al jazeera america. ♪ >> after 12 years hundreds of billions of dollars spent and more than 2,000 american soldiers killed, the war in afghanistan was supposed to be wrapping up. but if the war in afghanistan is truly winding down, why are we now reportedly committing to leave thousands of troops there for at least another decade? and also a tragic attack on one of virginia's most prominent politicians once again casts a harsh light on the mental health system. and did you ever ask youst if you could beat your child in a footrace? a new stu
their nuclear program. some don't think iran will live up to it's end of the short term deal. president obama responded to kritdicit critics during a speech. it's not the right thing for our security. >> the european union says it could relax sanctions as early as next month. both sides have to reach a long term deal that is may we are talking about. here are the key points to the deal. iran will stop enriching u rainm to 5% and 22% uranium will be neutraneutralized and some are september keskeptical that irant live up to the bargain. that appearance by president obama in san francisco a few moaptsmoments ago is interestin. not only is the president on the west coast on a fund raising swing for the midterm elections in 2014 s. bu 2014, but he begag about iran he started off by saying i di have done what i sa. and it's an interesting context and frame of reference that the president used but you are right. it's a question of trust here in washington and another interesting aspect of that is when the president says tough talk might work politically. >> it's no not only domestic criticism i i he
the powers of the nsa and edward snowden is now. offering to help germany. >> and president obama shook hands with the leader of iraq for the first time in two years. >> secretary of state john kerry is conceding that some u.s. spying has gone too far. kerry was speaking at a conference in london. he was defending the programs but the white house has concluded that reviews and changes are needed. >> in some cases i acknowledge as does the president some of these actions have reached too far and we are going to make sure that that doesn't happen in the future. >> lawmakers on capitol hill are taking up the spying being a at this times. the senate committee has limited how long the nsa can keep their data record. records. the bill will expand penalties for illegal spying. it falls short from real reform. >> one of the critics is journalist dplejournalist glen . the more information you collect about innocent people the harder it is to actually find the people that actually mean to do you harm. and the metaphor that surveillance officals use they are hooking for a needle in the hay stack. the la
obama from lifting sanctions that are key to irans participation in any deal. >> i do believe the sanctions that we put in place have created this moment. and i do know that the administration opposed those sunks and we had to push the administration to the table and i will say the administration is trying to take advantage. i hope we'll move ahead in a fashion that shows a real strategy to ensure that what iran does is real it's not just talk. >> with us from geneva where the talks are in progress. is reza. and finally dr. holla who spent 105 days in solitary confinement in iran's prison and has followed the negotiations as a director of the wilson center she is in our d.c. studio. great to have you here. >> ambassador i want to star with you. you have been at the table as a negotiator with iran. we were here in 2003. that went no where and all of the talks in the past have been a failure do you think this time can be different? >> definitely this time is different. nearing 2003 to 2005 we were propose being all transparency measures. all confidence america yours and guarante
from california to north carolina. president obama is optimistic about the deal to slow iran's nuclear program and if tehran follows through he says it will chip away at years of miss trust between the u.s. and iran. >> we cannot close the door on diplomacy and cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. we cannot commit ourselves to an endless cycle of conflict and tough talk and bluser may be easy to do politically but not the right thing for security. >> reporter: called on iran to restrict its nuclear program and stop enriching uranium and dulute uranium and it would unfreeze accounts that hold $4 billion in iranian oil revenue. saudi arabia is welcoming the iran nuclear deal, a statement from the saudi cabinet said if there is good will it will be an initial step of reaching a comprehensive solution for iran's nuclear program and they hope it goes to removing weapons on the middle east and it strained relations between u.s. and the ally. the zero option is back on the table in afghanistan. president obama's national security advisor is telling the country's presid
>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. honoring jfk. president obama set to lay a wreath at his grave in just a few moments. negotiations and concessions. world powers arriving in geneva around iran's nuclear program, and new abortion law, one of the toughest in the country. president obama honored 16 individuals a short while ago with the nation's highest honor. the presidential medal of freedom ceremony coming two days before the 90 anniversary of president john f. kennedy's assassination. kennedy created the award but didn't live to bestow any. mike viqueira is at the white house, mike, 16 awards given. three of those people no longer with us, and one unable to attend. >> a welcome break from the poisonous atmosphere in washington, remembers of the sports world, the entertainment world as well, one of my person favorites, arturo sandoval, and ernie banks still i have a 1969 card still. it was a joyous occasion in the east room. the president honoring so many people, and so a great event, and now we are awaiting the presidential motorcade to de part with bill c
care website. you may recall it had a problematic roll out to say the least. a senior obama or official said that it's easier to sign up now. the website will be running smoothly for most people by the end of november. the election day across america. several of the nation's largest cities are voting on mayor, in virginia and new jersey where they are electing governors. we invite you to go to where you can follow stories on the key races. there is also a blog with updates on the voting, and later this evening results as they come in. i'm tony harris in new york. we have got more news coming up for you in a full bulletin in the mechanics hour, but "inside story" is next al jazeera. >> stalemate in syria and nations in the gulf are pushing for their own influence in the region. you're watching "inside story" from washington. hello, i'm libby casey. it's gone on and on, and shows no clear end the war in syria between president bashar al-assad forces and a myriad of rebel groups and islamist fight whose want to see him out of power. there are talks while offering small he
. but pressure is mounting on the obama administration as congress and including some in the senate want to keep pressure on iran and not lift crippling sanctions. will there be a deal? with all the time and effort it's hard to know. >> reporter: in a closed-door meeting with members of the senate wednesday, vice president joe biden and secretary of state john kerry tried to convince a congressional committee further sanctions on iran would upset the new relationship. but congress remained skeptical. >> we believe that sanctions in the threat of military force is the only way that will bring the iranians to the table. >> reporter: john kerry's plea for understanding comes day after the u.s. iran and high-powered diplomats from china, russia, britain, germany and france were at the table. they met in geneva for talks. the summit aimed as controlling iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for easing sanctions. the first such talks involving the u.s. in nearly a decade. the u.s. and its allies saw tougher terms for iran and it's nuclear program especially the iraq heavy water plant. iran insists t
necessary. >> i was perplexed when president obama nuanced sometime in late 2011 that assad has to go. >> on syria, zbigniew brzezinski said the u.s. policy towards dmask was ill-conceived. in iran, talking about a u.s. nuclear deal with teheran. former president jimmy carter can do it. >> miscalculations. >> well, i suspect much to everyone's regret, which i share, that this democratic experiment in egypt never took traction. >> and is nsa leak scandal. is the former there contractor diss a traitor? >> yes, whatever his motivate. >> a consultant for the center for strategic and international studies. dr. brzezinski, thank you for being on talk to al jazeera. >> thank you for having me. >> what do you think the is the biggest challenge to the obama administration? >> the biggest challenge, the global controversy, the united states was the preeminent power in the world, clearly the country that could in fact can impose its will very significantly on a lot of events. today we're in a chaotic world of turmoil, in which we face certain self-evident crises. one in the middle east, continui
between the u.s. and iran since the 1979 iranian revolution. president obama hailed the agreement as the most significant and tangible progress of a diplomatic campaign. >> today that xloema diplomacy opened up a new path that we can verify iran's nuclear program is peaceful and it cannot build a nuclear weapon. >> let's bring in white house correspondent mike viqueira. mike, six months, that's the extent of this deal. what are world leaders hoping will happen during that time? >> reporter: at the end of that time, they are hoping they can come to a larger deal that will prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. they have instittuted steps that they believe will present iran from turning the corner. they call it "a breakout" to take the uranium and plutonium and turning it into a nuclear weapon. under the provisions of this deal, they would halt enrichment of uranium above five %. they would dilute at a time uranium they have 20% and make that inoperable. there will be no additional 7 triv fuse. that a great deal of criticism. many people who are against this deal called it
♪ ♪ >> secretary thsecretary of stay has made a agreement with iran. president obama hailed the deal as a victory for diplomacy. >> today that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure. a future in which we can verify that iran's nuclear program is peaceful and it cannot build a nuclear weapon. let's bring in white house corse upocorrespondent mike viqueira. so, mike, this is a six month deal. what are the leaders hoping to get out of this. >> to prevent iran from investigate developing a nuclea. and during the six months during the negotiations that are going to follow towards this goal. the permanent five members of the united nations plus germany have struck this deal with iran to sharply curtail their nuclear capability. in the meantime as they try to negotiate this deal. this is the compromise. what the deal will do is halt the iranian enrichment. they have pledged to halt their enrichment above a 5% threshold. above that you have weapons-grade your rai uranium t can be quickly converted into new colounuclear wemtion. weapons there will be no additional sentr sens cen
president obama owns up again with a big new concession. saving the survivors the life and death issue. it threatens even more lives. first the denials and then the confessions, now get ready for the biggest surprise yet. ♪ we begin with president obama's healthcare plan, and his new pledge to fix it. he says he is responsible for the flawed roll out, and in an about face, he says americans can now keep their plans for up to a year, but it still doesn't solve the problem with the website and the mounting pressure from his own party. >> john, it really was a remarkable appearance by president obama. he was contrite, he was apologetic, he took the blame, and proposed a fix that are plaguing his new healthcare law. >> that's on me. we fumbled the roll out on this healthcare law. >> the president denied he was aware of launch tests that warned of disaster. >> i was not informed exactly that the website would not be working. i don't think i'm stupid enough to say this is going to be like shopping on amazon or travel losty, a week before the website opens if i thought that it wasn't
. >>> the affordable care act has been costing president obama and his party dearly. they are using the failed launch to gain votes for 2016. >> reporter: political chatter about what is happening in washington is as familiar as the summer charm of main street. >> 90% of people up there do not have a clue of what is going on in the united states. >> reporter: in the foothills of appalachians, rome is home to conservative congressman tom graves. he voted to continue the government shutdown. he can find plenty of supporters in rome who blame the president for failures in government. >> there are people who would be naturally disposed to opposing him and it's one of the things that help to energy the tea party in its early days. >> reporter: here in rome there is an overall lack of confident in washington. specifically with the president of the united states. but that is not really surprising. back in 2012 his opponent mitt romney won this region by more than 73% of the popular vote. now the it plays out on the affordable healthcare website. >> i think it has hurt him tremendously
♪ . >> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city. enough is enough. >> president obama applauds the move to change filibuster rules. u.s. troops staying in afghanistan, but president karzai introduced a possible snag. a father says their elderly father is being held by north korea. >> a historic day on capitol hill, as the senate makes it's biggest the controversial move will end the grid lock over the president's executive and judicial picks. libby casey joins us now from capitol hill with more on is significance of this move. great to see you, the president certainly didn't waste much time reacting to the vote, did he? >> that's right. he was supportive of it. now pack in 2005, when mr. obama was senator obama ma, he was actually opposed to changing the rules regarding the filibuster. using the so call nuclear option, but the white house says times have changed because the republicans in their words have become more obstructionist. >> it's harming our economy, and our democracy, and it has brought us to the point where a similar majority vote no longer seems to be suf
. >> a critical comment a problem for president obama. why bill clinton says if you like your health care plan, you should keep it. >> are you on cholesterol medication, you may be - drastic changes on who gets the job and who doesn't. >> a video game designed to find a perfect employee - how some companies are using it to evaluate job applicants. [ ♪ theme ] >>> good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. a glimmer of hope for survivors of typhoon haiyan. philippines' officials say all major roads damaged by the storm are passable. it's welcome news to relief and rescue workers who have been struggling to deliver aid since last weekend. there's a sense of urgency to get supplies out fast as conditions are worsening across the battered country. in village after village families are begging for basic necessities - some standing on the side of roads with signs saying, "please help us", turning pleas for help into looting for food, water and medicine. here is where the worst damage is - in the central philippines the devastation stretches from leyte, to tacloban, and palay. also to cebu. w
of baltimore to try to find out why, in the inner city neighborhoods of obama's america, life for so many young african american men continues to be a fight for survival. (crowd applause) >> and we know that it's these crimes that gave us a bad reputation as a dangerous place and, for too long, instilled the deep-seated fear that drove families away. >> baltimore's mayor stephanie rawlings-blake is delivering her annual state of the city address. >> it's not time to celebrate. >> her words are combative. the population of baltimore -the largest city in the state of maryland - has been shrinking for decades. mayor rawlings-blake wants to grow it again by 10,000 families within the next 10 years. >> let there be no doubt: the state of our city is now better, safer, and stronger. (crowd applause) >> for all the talk of declining crime rates, baltimore is still one of the deadliest cities in the united states. >> are they still talking about it? >> it's 1:45 pm and a man has been shot. >> we've just heard about another shooting incident in the city baltimore so we're on our way to the crime scene n
is department is the bown the bown administration is administration is bowrm bowrm obama obama administration, in terms of administration, in terms of policy related to syria and iran policy related to syria and iran the white house has had iron the white house has had iron control of that through hilary control of that through hilary clinton and john corey. clinton and john corey. who's going to be interested who's going to be interested in in john kerry? john kerry? >> but really he's had more >> but really he's had more break throughs that hillary had break throughs that hillary had in the four years she was in the four years she was there. there. >> to be fair, they are >> to be fair, they are different people. different people. his risk taking which is his his risk taking which is his hallmark will seem wise. hallmark will seem wise. she is a more prudent she is a more prudent person. person. hillary clinton is this hillary clinton is this voracious reared and she would voracious reared and she would read all the briefing papers, read all the briefing papers, john kerry does not read thr
, healthcare and protecting native lands. president obama spoke to the group. libby casey joins us now from washington where the president is still speaking. what are we hearing from the president? >> reporter: that's right. he's speaking right here inside the interior department where thousands of tribal leaders have come from as far away from alaska and hawai'i to hear from president obama obama. reauthorizing the violence against women act which means they can try non-tribal members against. tribal members. he also talked about some of the hardships that are being confronted right now. let's hear the president. >> we've got to stop the self-inflicted wounds in washington because for many tribal nations this year's harmful sequestration cuts, many are all feeling the squeeze. that's why i'm fighting for a responsible budget that invests in things we need to grow like education, job training affordable housing and transportation, including for native american communities. >> reporter: now the sequestration cuts that went into affect last spring, a lot of social welfare programs were exempt
as survivors of typhoon haiyan need survival relief. >> it is another setback for president obama's signature legislative achievement. the numbers are not good. mike viqueira joins us from the white house, mike, you were telling us that the numbers were likely to be bad. how bad is it? >> it's worse than it was yesterday. it seems to be less than that. if you're counting the people who were trying to enroll through that website. only 26,794 people, we'll call it 27,000, were able to register through those states. there were 36 states who declined to do this themselves. they're relying on the federal government to get them enrolled. all told, the rest of the states, had now who have their own website, the total is 106,185. when you consider the fact that ththe congressional budget offie project the number that would be enrolled in the first month, they're certainly falling short, and there is more trouble on the horizon. do you remember the president assigned a technology czar to straighten this whole thing out. they said the website would be up and running by the end of the mon
that the worldwide has been rough so far. and i think everybody understands that i'm not happy. >> president obama promises fixing for the affordable care act, and announces a big change for people who could lose their insurance. >> money, supplies and volunteers are flowing toward the philippines but nearly after week after the storm, getting it to the hardest hit areas is very dangerous. and it is a holy day, over 3 million people coming together in iran, a gathering which was illegal under sue dam hussein. you know this already, it has been a if you have few week for president obama's healthcare reform law. the website was trouble from the very beginning. and millions of people are receiving cancellation notices from their insurance companies. today the president said he is moving to fix the problems with his signature legislation. mike mccara joins us now from the white house, mike, what is the president proposing? is he about to change the law. >> well, he is going to make an alteration to it, and it is about the second time he has done that. republicans say he can't do it, but they are going
government met on talks of what happens after 2014. and president obama agreed to apologize for mistakes made during the war as a condition for american troops to keep operating there over the next decade. but then we say susan rice say there was no apology. >> there is not a need for the united states to apologize to afghanistan. quite the contrary. that is not on the table. >> what is going on here, pj? >> i think it's the art of diplomacy, antonio. certainly as we move towards the [ inaudible ] later in the week that is set to potentially ratify the agreement and perhaps cite understandings, what the afghans are looking for are some expression that the united states appreciates the burden that the war of the last 12 years has meant on the afghan people. as susan rice saad -- said there are multiple sides to this. but the fact is there are still uncertainties here. the korean war ended in the early 1950s, and we still have troops in korea because we now have a security partnership with that country. what the troops will represent past 2014 is consolidating and protecting the gains that have
.c. part of that, was him presenting reading out a letter signed by u.s. if the barack obama promising that u.s. troops would respect the dignity of afghans in their homes. lose the last minute negotiations had been around the americansomes right to every afghan homes on raids. and it has been settled that would only happen under exceptional circumstances. otherwise forces will do it. now later in the speech, landed something of a bomb shell, on those watching his speech when he said that if the security packet was agreed to, by the -- and then agrees to by the parliament, he would sign it but not until after the presidential elections. those aren't due until at least next april. so that's unlikely to be lucked by washington, d.c. who want this signed as soon as mobil. it's unlikely it could even become law for quite some time. >> joining us live from washington, jury how problematic receive the the u.s. that coors say doesn't want that signed until after the next presidential election? >> well, officials in the obama administration are reviewing his comment. and i do have requests out
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